Flooring Tips & Tricks

How to Remove Dirt Stains from Your Carpeting

carpet-one-floor-home-roseville-chico-ca-flooring-tips-tricks-remove-dirtProperly cleaned and maintained carpet will last twice as long. Here Roseville Carpet One provides you with effective strategies for removing dirt and keeping your carpet looking new and fresh for years.

Dirt is like thousands of little blades that cut carpet fibers. When you walk across a dirty carpet, you grind sharp dirt particles against the yarn, making tiny nicks in the fibers. All that fuzz mixed in with the dirt in your vacuum cleaner bags is your beautiful carpet headed out the door one bag at a time. When dirt scratches the fibers, it dulls the sheen, which is why high-traffic areas appear duller than the rest of the carpet. Over time, grinding dirt wears away the fibers too, which mats them down and makes them stain more easily.

Roseville Carpet One suggests that you vacuum entrance areas and high-traffic areas frequently. Frequent vacuuming will reduce soil buildup

Supplies

You may want to keep the following common household products on hand to handle dirty carpet problems immediately. These include: 

  • Dull Knife or Spoon
  • Detergent Cleaning Solution 
  • Dry Baking Powder 
  • Dry Powder Cleaner 
  • White Vinegar 
  • Clean White Towels 
  • White Paper Towels

Method One for Cleaning

Follow these tips to keep your carpet as dirt-free as possible:

  1. SCRAPE or blot up excess dirt
  2. APPLY detergent solution onto a damp towel
  3. BLOT don't rub 
  4. APPLY white vinegar (undiluted) using a damp towel
  5. BLOT don't rub
  6. APPLY water with a damp sponge 
  7. BLOT to finish with a weighted pad of paper towels

Method Two for Cleaning

If the steps above did not get rid of all the dirt, try the following:

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  1. SCRAPE or blot up excess dirt
  2. APPLY dry baking soda
  3. SCRAPE & VACUUM
  4. APPLY water using a damp sponge to rinse remaining baking soda
  5. BLOT don't rub 
  6. APPLY detergent solution onto a damp towel
  7. RINSE with water as above 
  8. BLOT don't rub to dry well
  9. APPLY dry powder cleaner 
  10. VACUUM

Some products can cause carpet to get dirty faster or damage the carpet’s color and texture. Roseville Carpet One suggests that you always test carpet-cleaning products on an inconspicuous area before using them on your entire floor. Click here to view more Flooring Tips & Tricks >

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